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Summer Examinations: 2001/2002


Time allowed: 3 hours.

Candidates must answer THREE questions.

Read carefully the instructions on the answer book and make sure that the particulars required are entered on each answer book.

1. In what ways was Christian art of the third and fourth centuries an art for the initiate?

2. Did imperial portraiture develop in different ways from portraits of non-imperial figures in late antiquity?

3. What iconographic themes were popular in the art of the domestic sphere in late antiquity, and why?

4. To what extent did Constantine's conversion affect the development of Christian art in the fourth century?

5. Do changes in the shape of the late antique city reflect the changing priorities of its inhabitants?

6. What do the illuminated biblical manuscripts of the fifth and sixth centuries tell us about the development of book illustration in this period?

7. Why, and how did the icon develop in late antiquity?

8. What approaches to church decoration are revealed in the mosaics of Ravenna?

9. How was the experience of the pilgrim in late antiquity influenced by art and architecture?

10. Does the art and architecture of Justinian's reign represent a break with earlier traditions?

11. Why has the Arch of Constantine occupied such a prominent position in analyses of late antique art?

12. `Everything changed and nothing changed'. Is this an accurate description of late antique art?